A new addition to the website today: Our Mascot page. Read this brief introduction to Mine That Bird, the 2009 Kentucky Derby winning Thoroughbred. You’ll discover the amazing story about the “Bird’s” last-minute journey to Churchill Downs where he was considered an “also-ran” before the race even started. Mine That Bird came from behind the pack to a history-making lead out front to win the 135th Kentucky Derby. The Bird’s incredible strength and go at it with everything you’ve got spirit when the odds are against you reflects the warriors we have the honor of working with at Remount Foundation. Check out the Our Mascot page here.
Mine That Bird, the Remount Foundation’s Mascot, and co-owner Mark Allen, greet movie-goers for the release of “50 to 1.” The movie tells the story of how an overlooked gelding beat the 50-1 odds to win the 135th Kentucky Derby.
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Pine Valley Equestrian Center
United States Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, Colorado – August 6, 2018
Ann Ervin Janitell, Remount Foundation – 719-351-4732
Becky Miller, Remount Foundation – 972-670-5528
Congressman Mike Coffman is a Marine Corps combat veteran. On Tuesday, August 7, National Purple Heart Day, he will visit Remount Foundation, an equine-assisted learning program for veterans and their families. http://www.remountfoundation.org/
Starting at 2:00 p.m., there will be a National Purple Heart Recognition Day ceremony with Representative Coffman giving the keynote address. During the ceremony, Remount will be recognized as an official Purple Heart Charity.
Remount is housed at the US Air Force Academy’s Pine Valley Equestrian Center. It is a donor-funded 501(c)3 serving those from all branches of the military.
Because the academy is a Department of Defense installation, all attendees must comply with USAFA security rules. If your organization plans to send someone you must follow specific instructions for entry which includes location and time to meet with the USAFA escort. Contact Ann Ervin Janitell at the number above.
Do not try to enter through the gate without the designated USAFA escort.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart of the USA issued a Special Recognition Award to Remount Foundation March 2, 2018. The award recognizes Remount for our work with combat wounded warriors, veterans and their families. The award was presented by the Patriot Members of the Department of Colorado chapter.
The Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s Charity Fund presented Remount Foundation a donation of $40,000. The check presentation January 12 was held at the U.S. Air Force Academy Equestrian Center. The CIADA collected the donation during their annual Gala in December. Remount Foundation thanks all of the CIADA members for their generosity.
Our friends from Merck Animal Health spent the day with Remount Foundation volunteers at the U.S. Air Force Academy Equestrian Center. These Remount supporters from Merck provided hands-on tips to our volunteers on caring for the Remount stable.